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24 Sep 2010

Moreno Out. P.U. Buckhalter or Maroney?

Somehow Moreno managed to hurt himself during the Friday walk-through so now its left to Buckhalter, Maroney, and Andre Brown. I'm starting S.Jackson at one spot and have to decide between Beanie, R.Williams, CJSpill, or Lynch for the other spot or drop one and pick up one of the Denver backs.

I'm thinking Beanie's workload is going to be light as they ease him back in, Ricky is up against the Jets (which might not be bad), Lynch may start but might not see much in the way of touches if they get behind early, and CJ is more of a "long play" for later in the year.

My hunch is that Buckhalter would be the guy since Maroney hasn't had a lot of time to pick up the offense or practice since he was hurt (again). Thoughts?

Posted by: hammerhead on 24 Sep 2010

2 replies , Last at 25 Sep 2010, 4:21pm by aireez67

Re: Moreno Out. P.U. Buckhalter or Maroney?
by fantasy1123 :: Fri, 09/24/2010 - 7:18pm

Buckhalter will be given the start and is comfortable with the offense as you mentioned. A better pickup this week would be Tolbert. Matthews is out with a high ankle sprain!

Re: Moreno Out. P.U. Buckhalter or Maroney?
by aireez67 :: Sat, 09/25/2010 - 4:21pm

Buckhalter will get the start but i think Maroney has had enough time to learn the offense and will probably get more touches. Keep in mind they traded for his so they are going to want to get a feel for what they got. Also, they are playing the colts and although the did good at stopping the giants run, they did give up 200 plus against the texans.

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